Skip to comments.EDITORIAL: Why I Favor a Complete Ban on ‘Aquatic Deathtraps’ aka Swimming Pools
Posted on 03/03/2013 11:56:16 AM PST by EXCH54FE
Our fearless leader in the White House, President Barack Hussein Obama believes we must do everything in our power to save lives, even if it involves stripping law-abiding citizens of their private property or infringing upon their constitutionally guaranteed rights.
In a gun-control stump speech in Minnesota last month, the president explained why we must be prepared to give up our freedom to save lives.
No law or set of laws can keep our children completely safe. But if theres even one thing we can do, if theres just one life we can save, weve got an obligation to try.
As the founding member of a nonexistent public safety organization called the Citizens Commission to Save Lives, I wholeheartedly agree with the president. Its time we start saving lives, by any means necessary.
To that end, every year about 3,500 people drown unintentionally in non-boating related incidents, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That equates to about ten deaths per day of which two are children under the age of 14. Looking at the aggregate picture, drowning ranks fifth among the leading causes of unintentional injury death in the U.S.
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how many Americans die in car wrecks every year
how many Americans die in car wrecks every year
Not as many as killed by bad prescriptions.
Since people use their hands to choke other people to death; shall our ‘do anything to prevent’ folks push forward legislation that all new born children will have their hand amputated before being released from the hospital. and perhaps follow up legislation requiring the amputation of anyone with hands convicted of any crime, misdemeanor or traffic violation.
And without hands, hand gun crime would end.
Life without taking the risk of getting killed isn’t worth living!!!
Stick your commission where the sun doesn’t shine!!!
I recall a similar article about 10 or so years ago.
It is amazing how many sober adults die in said pool.
It is understandable that many (not) sober adults die in said pool.
It is not at all amazing how many children drown but what is completely (Special Emphasis) are how many men, women, children and dogs die in a completely empty pool.
The strange thing is that cat deaths are never mentioned.
I am concerned with deaths resulting from falls down stairs. I think all stairs should be banned.
Relax! It’s just a joke!! I think the point is to illustrate the ridiculousness of gun control!
And it has a GREAT VIDEO!!!!!!
MOLON LABE, or is that BABE????
Then label the damn thing as satire and I wou’t click on it!
It's time to OccupyPool!
After watching this film, I must propose that we ban neckties immediately.
And then scary Hitchcock movies...
He is exactly correct.
An excellent and well-known way to test one’s own bias, or to test bias in others, is to either substitute or reverse the key term of the argument and see how it plays. We see this occasionally on “man in the street” interviews before elections.
Guns.Com’s Title was an Editorial; so that is the way I posted it.
I especially can’t believe we allow people to have even more deadly ADTs: boats.
At least in a pool, even a poor swimmer stands a chance of reaching safety. But even a good swimmer 5 miles offshore after falling off a boat may not survive.
And to make it worse, we allow adults to take children into such dangerous situations.
If we can just save ONE life by banning pools deeper than one inch and banning the use of boats completely, it is worth it. /s
You will be happy to know that Mayor Bloomberg has joined the cause by banning all pools and boats in NYC and is calling for a statewide ban. /s
1) Nobody needs a pool with a capacity of more than 1,000 gallons. Your community pool is staffed with lifeguards who have received special training for emergencies. Do not take matters into your own hands. Close the Slip-and-Slide loophole.
The Boston Strangler(great movie with Tony Curtis as the strangler, BTW, can’t remember the exact title)didn’t use firearms either. IIRC, he used stockings or other objects to strangle his victims, hence the name “Boston Strangler”. Kind of a sarcastic comment there.
In short, the threat of CENSORSHIP of Hollywood, which would drive them absolutely crazy.
If they want my second amendment rights, I want to threaten something they value, like their first amendment rights.
I'm not pro-censorship, just would like to make them go crazy.
Sign me up for that.
BS. You are repeating a government sponsored lie about the dangers of medical care in the US.
Speaking of which, in the spirit of the piece, and in view of that line up thread, "where the sun don't shine," the video has a problem. Its attire was quite dangerous. All those melanoma deaths. President Burkha Obama should follow his friends' advice and ban the bikini.
Scarey thought, that I can actually imagine Bloom-borg imposing that on the “collective.” It will come to the point where the only safe place to be will be your personal safety pod. Then, to keep you entertained, they could wire you up 24/7 to a virtual reality game. They could call it, I don’t know, the Matrices or something. Hey, that’s a great idea for a movie. Oh wait ....
So, the DHS has bought 1.2 billion rounds of ammunition in order to save lives?
All dried up and shriveled like a dry prune. I'll save them by applying sunscreen all over top to bottom....
More like Dr Spock, the TV, Social Serpents (or fear thereof), and the schools are. We desperately need to root the Communists out of our children's lives.
I am all for letting a child be a child.
It used to be that the grownups had s.e.x. while the kids went out and climbed trees.
Now, they won't let a kid climb much of anything, but they're trying to teach them (not just sex but) perversion in kindergarten.
Don’t forget, that sunscreen should be applied from a large magazine and, if not by full automatic, by a regularly repeated manual technique.
Hey! Get with the program! Don’t forget bathtubs and five-gallon buckets! (/s)
daydreaming just daydreaming all day long..........
Pass the solarcaine!! Instant Cooling.....
There is another article I read recently that states the buy was a ‘misintrepretation’ of the purchase orders. I will send you the link when I find it. Until then here is this link to a Gannett article — http://www.courierpostonline.com/viewart/20130215/NEWS05/302140067/Government-bullet-buy-ammo-conspiracy-theorists
My wife and I were talking recently about our childhood days and ‘’caps’’. Remember them? I forget the name of the company that made them but they came in a silver and blue box, I think there were like four rolls each with four rolls of caps on it. You put them in your cap pistol ,or like a friend of mine who would very patiently split them open, get as much powder as he could and make small bombs out of them. Can you even buy them anymore? I suppose they’re not even made any more. Good Lord, that’s all you’d need . Some Nervous Nellie would go on about the ‘’danger to our CHILDREN!!!!! I played ‘’Army’’ and “Cowboys and Indians’’ with toy guns, rode a big Schwinn Typhoon bike without a helmet and ate “Sugar Smacks’’ and “Sugar Pops’’ and I’m still kickin’ at 56.What have we turned into?
IIRC, the rate is 90 per day.
Better yet were "Sugar Babies".
Have to say I don’t remember them. “Sugar Smacks’’ and “Sugar Pops’’ were a treat in my house. Mom and Dad had seven of us(five boys, two girls), so they had to limit the sugar stuff. Mom(rest her soul) was a ‘’stay at home Mom’’ until her late forties when she went back to school and got a nursing degree and Dad was first a bricklayer and then a construction executive. That was 45-50 years ago. So much different than today. I hardly recognize this country anymore.
If I recall correctly, Sugar Pops were shot from guns. No way would the leftards allow that today.
It has changed, but not all for the worse. I'm glad I don't have to shovel coal into a furnace and haul clinkers anymore.
I invented stairs that prevent such an accident.
When a person weight is spread on three or more steps the stairs unfolds and turns into a slide. Immediately there appears a mat at the bottom that catches the falling (now sliding) person.
For some reason nobody wanted to buy it because it would have been impractical economically. The logical reason is that so few people are actually hurt and very very few actually die from such an accident and the cost of $20,000 to make that improvement was cost prohibitive.
The government on the other hand thought it was a great idea because of the tax income that would be produced from such a modification.
They were not concerned about saving lives but rather focused on the potential tax collections they could recover.
If you believe this story then you are a potential politician.
Yeah, “Sugar Pops’’ had some kind of little bear as their logo I believe and he had a six-shooter. Heck, The Mousekeeters had guns. Hey, I’m a city kid and I remember coal fired boilers and the smell of it and using the ash for traction on snowy sidewalks.